51 Best Places in Charlotte, North Carolina #51Scoops

Charlotte is a vibrant, ever-growing city located in North Carolina. As the nation’s second largest banking capitol, Charlotte is home to many rapidly expanding businesses and areas. Here are 51 scoops of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Where To Eat

Good Food on Montford

Good Food on Montford offers creative American small plates & an eclectic wine list which attract a trendy crowd to this rustic spot.

1701 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC 28209 | Website

The Fig Tree

The Fig Tree is an upscale continental restaurant located in a restored Craftsman-style bungalow. The restaurant provides a dining experience complete with a seasonal French and Italian inspired menu.

1601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204 | Website

The Asbury

Serving modern southern fare from fresh ingredients, the Asbury is a highly acclaimed Charlotte restaurant. It offers dishes that are uniquely Carolinian, mixing modern with rustic while staying true to classic southern styles.

235 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Luca Modern Italian Kitchen

Formerly known as Passion8, this kitchen brings traditional Italian comfort food to Charlotte.

1523 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204 | Website

Dish

Offering a menu that is both delicious and affordable, Dish boasts praised soul food and southern fare.

1220 Thomas Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205 | Website

Vivace

Vivace offers Italian fare in a modern space and has something for everybody. With a menu full of gluten free pastas, pizzas, and more, you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

1100 Metropolitan Ave #100, Charlotte, NC 28204 | Website

Duck Donuts

Offering warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts, coffee, and more, this is the perfect spot to grab a treat. Duck Donuts got its start in Duck, North Carolina, but now has over 100 stores in the U.S. and is only continuing to grow.

1710 Kenilworth Ave #220, Charlotte, NC 28203 | Website

Not Just Coffee

Promising intentionality and passion for every cup and customer, Not Just Coffee is dedicated to cultivating  a community which supports ethical and local businesses. Not Just Coffee is a trendy spot that is perfect for “instagramming” your coffee.

224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Do you need a sweet fix? Amelie’s offers some of Charlotte’s most raved about desserts and handmade pastries. Make sure to check out this corner-side cafe when you find yourself in Charlotte.

2424 N Davidson St Charlotte, NC 28205 | Website

NoDa Brewing Company

NoDa Brewing Company is a unique microbrewery, offering a variety of craft beers. It offers a laid back setting with occasional live music.

2921 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206 | Website

Soul Gastrolounge

Located in the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood just minutes away from Uptown Charlotte, Soul Gastrolounge serves a variety of small plates, sushi, and handcrafted cocktails.

1500 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205 | Website

Rooster’s Wood Fired Kitchen

Offering a rustic vibe, Rooster’s is a hip spot for southern food. This kitchen has a menu complete with tried and true classic staples.

150 North College Street Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Crepe Cellar

A European Gastro Pub in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood, Crepe Cellar offers bistro bites, sweet and savory crepes, and French-press coffee.

3116 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205 | Website

Luna’s Living Kitchen

Offering vegetarian fare and organic juices, Luna’s Living Kitchen is a go-to place for any vegetarian (or vegan) in Charlotte.

2000 South Blvd #300, Charlotte, NC 28203 | Website

Dandelion Market

Dandelion Market is an adorable market that offers global lunch & brunch fare and tapas dinners.

118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Sunflour Baking Company

As locally owned Charlotte bakery, everything is made from scratch and in small batches to ensure freshness. Sunflour offers pastries, local brewed coffee, sandwiches, and more!

220 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203 | Website

Basil

Sleek and stylish, this Thai spot attracts a diverse crowd and is perfect for a date night.

210 N Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Tupelo’s Honey Cafe

Offering southern comfort food with a twist, Tupelo’s all-day menu has something for everybody. Brunch, lunch, dinner, and Happy hour can be enjoyed at Tupelo.

1820 South Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203| Website

Fahrenheit

Situated above Charlotte’s Skye Condos, Fahrenheit offers inventive American cuisine. Enjoy the views of Queen City from up high while enjoying a nice meal.

222 South Caldwell St. Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Price’s Chicken Coop

Enjoy Southern takeaway from Charlotte’s finest fried chicken stop. Offering dinner, sandwiches, and more, Price’s Chicken Coop is the perfect place for social gatherings.

1614 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203 | Website

What To Do

Carowinds

Located adjacent to Interstate 77 on the border between North and South Carolina, this 398-acre amusement park offers thrill rides, a water park, and tons of family fun.

14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273 | Website

Charlotte Motor Speedway

This motorsports complex hosts NASCAR racing including the NASCAR All-Star Race, the Bank of America 500, and Coca-Cola 600.

5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027 | Website

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Holding history and heritage, the NASCAR Hall of Fame honors drivers who have shown amazing skill at NASCAR driving and other contributors to the competition.

400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Discovery Place

Located in Uptown Charlotte, Discovery Place is a science and technology museum for visitors of all ages.

301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Freedom Park

Dubbed the “Central Park” of Charlotte, this destination offers trails, tennis and volleyball courts, a picnic area, and so much more.

1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203 | Website

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Dedicated to the exhibition of mid 20th century modern art, over 1400 works are publicly displayed in this museum.

420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Bank of America Stadium

Home to the Carolina Panthers, an abundance of Carolina blue can be seen here on game day. In addition to the Panthers, the stadium hosts the annual Belk Bowl which features teams from the SEC and ACC.

800 S Mint St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Mint Museum Uptown

This cultural institution spreads over five floors and houses collections of glass, ceramics, wood and other material from the Mint Museum of Craft + Design as well as contemporary art.

500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Billy Graham Library

This large library is dedicated to religious leader Billy Graham and offers a journey through history with an influential figure of the 20th century.

4330 Westmont Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217 | Website

Levine Museum of the New South

With a focus on life in the North Carolina Piedmont after the American Civil War, this history museum captivates audiences with the diverse history of the South.

200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

This public garden features a tropical plant conservatory, fountains, and a pavilion. Available for private events, this is the perfect place to host a gathering.

6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012 | Website

US National Whitewater Center

As a non-profit outdoor recreation and training facility, this is the perfect place for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and hiking.

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214 | Website

First Ward Park

A 4.6 acre urban park in the First Ward neighborhood, First Ward park hosts many events and activities throughout the year. Boasting endless greenery, this park is also the perfect place to relax.

301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Carolina’s Aviation Museum

The Carolinas Aviation Museum is an aviation museum on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

4672 1st Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208 | Website

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Providing the best performing arts events in Charlotte and the Carolinas, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is a mini “big apple”. Blumenthal Performing Arts is home to arts organizations such as the Charlotte Symphony, Community School of the Arts, Charlotte Ballet, On Q Productions, Opera Carolina, Studio 345 and Caroline Calouche & Company.

130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website


Wells Fargo History Museum

The Wells Fargo Museum highlights gold mining in North Carolina, and the beginnings of Wachovia Bank. It features exhibits including a model of an 1889 Wachovia Bank branch from Winston-Salem. It also features a unique Concord stagecoach, built in the mid-19th century.

401 S Tryon St #100, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

7th Street Public Market

Stroll around this lovely indoor market which features local bars, shops, bakeries, and a variety of eateries.

224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Located on the UNC Charlotte campus, these botanical gardens are the perfect place for a relaxing stroll.

9090 Craver Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262 | Website

The Fillmore Charlotte

Themed in the tradition of the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, this is the perfect place to go to a concert in the Charlotte area.

820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206 | Website

Wings Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary

This special spot is both a historic garden and bird sanctuary. The property features a variety of plants with something in bloom at all times.

248 Ridgewood Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209 | Website

ImaginOn

Inspiring, encouraging, and educating children, the ImaginOncenter is home to two state-of-the-art theaters, a multimedia production studio, a dedicated library for kids under 11, and a teen-only library.

300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

The French Quarter

This quaint little area of Uptown is perfect for someone trying to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. The French Quarter of Charlotte is most famous for the French Quarter restaurant – a pub, bar, and French restaurant.

321 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Lake Norman

Located just under 20 miles from uptown Charlotte, Lake Norman is the perfect place for ultimate relaxation by the water. This lake is the largest man-made body of fresh water located in North Carolina.

Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina | Website

Hearst Tower

As the 3rd tallest building in Charlotte, this gorgeous skyscraper should definitely be on your list. It is known for its stunning architectural design.

214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Time Warner Cable Arena

Home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, this arena is not only a sports destination but one for top rated concerts and events as well.

333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

Spend a day wandering around aisles filled with antiques, vintage, and distinctive home decor at this antique mall. Sleepy Poet has been voted “Best Antiques in Charlotte NC” every year since 2011 by Charlotte Magazine!

4450 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217 | Website

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

As the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the central Carolinas, this symphony orchestra plays about 100 performances each year.

128 S Tryon St #350, Charlotte, NC 28202 | Website

Hendrick’s Motorsports

Welcoming visitors free of charge, fans are encouraged to view the race shops and the museum which features many years of Hendrick’s Motorsports history.

4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd. Concord, NC 28262 | Website

Historic Rosedale Plantation

Once a 911-acre plantation, Historic Rosedale now includes the 1815 manor house and eight acres of gorgeous gardens and grounds.

3427 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206 | Website

Charlotte Museum of History

Featuring audience-focused programs and exhibits, this non-profit organization aims to preserve Charlotte’s unique history while educating the community about the past and inspiring the future.

3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215 | Website

Duke Mansion

Spend a night in southern splendor in one of the 20 decorated guest rooms of Duke Mansion.

400 Hermitage Road Charlotte, North Carolina | Website


We hope you enjoy all of these wonderful places in Charolette, North Carolina.

Make sure to check out the rest of our “51 Scoops” series!

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